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April TBR: it's shaping up to be a busy month!

April 3, 2019

The themes this month are…

  1. ARC April — all month
    • This isn’t an official event, just something I’m doing personally: I’m aiming to read ALMOST nothing but ARCs in April!
      • By “almost”, I’m referring to my rule for the month: for every FIVE (5) review copies I finish, I’m allowing myself ONE (1) backlist/kindle unlimited title!
  2. ContemporApril — all month
  3. O.W.L.s Magical Readathon — all month
    • hosted by Book Roast on youtube — check this twitter thread for details!
      • I decided to go into the HEALER career! I’ll be studying Herbology, Charms, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Potions, Transfiguration, Care of Magical Creatures, Ancient Runes, and Muggle Studies. ⚡
You can view a Goodreads shelf of my entire month’s TBR here!

Now, on to my TBR!

I know I have a rule in place for 2019  (“no ARCs on TBRs!”) but I’m allowing myself a singular exception for April.

EMOJI KEY:
🦄 = ARC
🌻 = POC rep
🌈 = LGBTQ+ rep
😊 = ContemporApril
⚡ = O.W.L.s

  • 🦄🌻😊 In the Neighborhood of True — Susan Kaplan Carlton
  • 🦄😊⚡ Girls on the Verge — Sharon Biggs Waller
    • ⚡ Muggle Studies — contemporary title
  • 🦄⚡ The Dark Game — Jonathan Janz
    • ⚡ Charms — an adult title
  • 🦄🌻🌈⚡ Wayward Sisters — anthology
    • ⚡ Herbology — plants on the cover
  • 🦄🌻😊⚡ The Right Swipe — Alisha Rai
    • ⚡ Defense Against the Dark Arts — title starting with “R”
  • 🦄🌻😊⚡ The Bride Test — Helen Hoang
    • ⚡ Potions — sequel
  • 🦄⚡ In Darkness, Delight — anthology
    • ⚡ Transfiguration — red on the cover
  • 🦄🌻😊⚡ Unbreak Me — Michelle Hazen
    • ⚡ Care of Magical Creatures — land animal on the cover
  • 🦄⚡ The Raven’s Tale — Cat Winters
    • ⚡ Ancient Runes — retelling

And, for the non-review copies I’m hoping to read as my “rewards”…

  • 🌻🌈 The Raven Boys — Maggie Stiefvater (REREAD)
    • A friend of mine is hosting a one-per-month series (re)read starting in April!
  • 🌈😊 The Foxhole Court — Nora Sakavic
  • 🌻🌈 Dead Until Dark — Charlaine Harris (REREAD)
    • A GR group I’m in is hosting a buddy (re)read of this and I’ve been meaning to reread it (and finally continue the series) for years!

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Leftover from March

  • 🦄🌻🌈😊 You Must Not Miss — Katrina Leno
  • 🦄 The Beast’s Heart — Leife Shallcross
  • 🦄 Sorcery of Thorns — Margaret Rogerson

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Upcoming ARC Releases

Like usual, here are some upcoming ARC releases I want to read ASAP:

  • 🦄 The Devouring Gray
  • 🦄🌻 Descendant of the Crane
  • 🦄🌈😊 The Princess and the Fangirl
  • 🦄😊 Since We Last Spoke
  • 🦄😊 You’d Be Mine
  • 🦄 Dreaming Darkly
  • 🦄😊 How to Make Friends with the Dark
  • 🦄😊 Normal People
  • 🦄🌈😊 The Meaning of Birds
  • 🦄 Perihelion Summer
  • 🦄🌻 The Tiger at Midnight
  • 🦄 A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World
  • 🦄 Ragged Alice
  • 🦄😊 New Orleans Rush
  • 🦄🌻😊 A Prince on Paper
  • 🦄 Little Darlings

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Monthly Goals

  • previous month’s goals:
    • start catching up on ARCs ❌
    • kick my fantasy slump ✅
    • play Rakuen 
  1. Like I said, almost nothing but ARCs this month! If I can accomplish that, it’ll help a lot with my ARC TBR and feel like a big accomplishment.
  2. I need to at least somewhat go on an ARC requesting ban! I won’t say I can’t request ANYTHING, but I’m trying to limit it to only the highest priority releases between now and, say, September?
  3. More reviews, less gaps in my posting schedule!

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What books on your April TBR are you most excited to read?

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  • Reply evelynreads1 April 3, 2019 at 8:40 am

    Good luck!
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  • Reply Sionna (Books in Her Eyes) April 3, 2019 at 9:59 am

    I cannot tell you how excited I am for you to read The Foxhole Court. Please join me in my addiction with this series hahaha.
    You’ve got a ton of great books to read this month! Sincere props for trying to devour all those ARCs this month 😉 If I can kick my weird reading mood then I’ll be joining you there. I have so much to catch up on.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries April 3, 2019 at 7:44 pm

      Hahahah you raving about it is what made me decide I FINALLY needed to start it! If you adored it, I just know I’m gonna like it, too. 🙂 and thank you! Lmao, girl, I’ll be happy if I can read even half of those ARCs… I have GOT to kick this slump and it doesn’t help that I’ve been stressing a lot over “real life” stuff lately. I miss when I was younger and could read to escape the stress – now it seems like I can’t read much if I’m unhappy. :/ Sigh. Maybe someday I’ll get back there! Good luck with catching up on yours, too! ♥

      • Reply Sionna (Books in Her Eyes) April 3, 2019 at 8:06 pm

        I read to escape the stress still, but then I have to keep reading because the stress has grown. So… not a great strategy.
        I think I’ve almost kicked my slump — I read some graphic novels (LOVED FENCE THANK YOU SO MUCH) and now I’m reading Promises in Death– truly, I should have started with In Death, that series is a good palate cleanser.
        I hope something on your list helps you get back in a reading groove!

        • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries April 4, 2019 at 12:09 am

          Yaaaaay! And thank you! I hope so too haha. I tried starting The Devouring Gray and Descendant of the Crane over the last couple of days and I can’t get into either of them. I feel so bad for being late on ARC reviews but I think it’s time I accept that it’s probably better for me to give a book 4-5 stars after it releases than 3 stars before or right when it releases because reading slumps definitely negatively impact my enjoyment of books. 🙁 I just seem to not be in a YA fantasy mood at all lately!

  • Reply Malka @ Paper Procrastinators April 3, 2019 at 11:49 am

    I feel like I’m putting all the books onto my April TBR since I have spring break. I really want to read Kingdom of Ash and some backlist ARCs, but honestly I’m terrible at prioritizing! So whatever I have with me on vacation is fair game! I do want to read a few April releases like Serious Moonlight and If I’m Being Honest as well!
    I hope you have a successful and enjoyable reading month! Can’t wait to see all your reviews!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries April 3, 2019 at 7:44 pm

      Ooooh, happy spring break! Is it this week? I know the schools in my area are on break this week but I guess it varies since my college was on break last week instead. 🙂 I hope you get to read everything you want to read this month! ♥♥

  • Reply anovelglimpse April 3, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    I was just thinking April was going to be a busy reading month as well. Good luck with all of your goals.

  • Reply journeyintobooks April 3, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    Great post, I hope you love all of these 🙂

  • Reply jess @ crowing about books April 3, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    That’s a LOT of books. Good luck with your reading and I’m looking forwards to reading your reviews!

  • Reply Ellyn April 3, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    I’m really excited about Girls on The Verge, I can’t wait to see what you think of it!

  • Reply Kathy @ Pages Below the Vaulted Sky April 4, 2019 at 3:29 am

    AHHH so excited to hear you’ll be starting Foxhole Court!! That series gave me the BIGGEST post-book hangover so I hope you’re ready. 😀 And that is an insane amount of ARCs. Good luck with them all!!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries April 5, 2019 at 11:14 am

      Haha I haven’t had a good book hangover in a while, so I guess I could use one! 😂 thank you!!

  • Reply CJR The Brit April 5, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    Oooh let me know what you think of The Devouring Gray….I’m in 2 minds whether to get it or not….

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries April 6, 2019 at 2:25 pm

      Will do! I started it a couple of days ago and only got a couple of chapters in before setting it aside for a later date. It was intriguing, I just wasn’t in the mood for it quite yet. 🙁

  • Reply Meeghan reads April 6, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    The Princess and the Fangirl looks so good!! I’m hoping my copy turns up soon!

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  • Reply eLPy April 8, 2019 at 10:50 am

    Good luck for sure! I have to alter my plans a bit as I started reading The Deepest Blue by Sarah Beth Durst because reading from a Kindle while I ride spin bike is best form and well I pre-ordered that on Kindle long before I ordered the hard cover…lol…lol…. And I’m looking forward to getting back to the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness. The GR group I’m a member of is reading Book #2, Shadow of Night, this month. I’ve even got my great aunt reading A Discovery of Witches, which she’s enjoying.
    I’m looking forward to your thoughts on the Raven’s Tale as that’s on my list now.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries April 8, 2019 at 11:53 pm

      Thank you! And that’s awesome, I’ve never read ADOW but I love that you’ve even gotten family into it. 🙂 I think it makes it more exciting when we can get our loved ones to enjoy books we like. The book community online is great but there’s nothing like a real-life discussion IMO.

      • Reply eLPy April 12, 2019 at 1:41 pm

        I almost forget that I’m supposed to be starting All Souls book 2! Unless you’ve not read it intentionally look into it, you might enjoy it. I was impressed. Sorry I don’t know of any triggers off hand.

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